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Paul Lewis

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
Biography

Paul Lewis studies the determinants and effects of public policies, and the way people think and make judgments about policy. Much of his published work has examined urban development, community change, and local policies toward immigrants. He is the author of Shaping Suburbia: How Political Institutions Organize Urban Development (Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 1996), coauthor of Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2016), and coauthor of Custodians of Place: Governing the Growth and Development of Cities (Georgetown Univ. Press, 2009). His research has appeared in Economic Development Quarterly, Housing Policy Debate, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Policy History, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Journal of Urban Affairs, Law & Policy, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, Polity, Social Sciences, State and Local Government Review, and Urban Affairs Review, and in several edited volumes and policy reports.

Lewis's research has received funding support from the National Science Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. Prior to joining ASU, he was one of the original group of research fellows at the Public Policy Institute of California, where he worked for nine years. He has served on editorial boards for Urban Affairs ReviewJournal of Urban Affairs, and State and Local Government Review. He has considerable experience conducting and analyzing elite surveys, having administered surveys to various sets of local government officials on nine occasions. 

Education
Research Interests
  • U.S. public policy (policy process, intergovernmental policy relations)
  • Urban development; housing policy; politics of city/regional planning
  • Urban politics; local government
  • Local policies toward immigrants; local immigration policing
  • Political psychology (policy attitudes/judgments, moral intuitions)
  • Surveys of local government officials
Publications
Research Activity
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110American Government & Politics
POS 394Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 310American National Government
POS 410Governing American Cities
POS 492Honors Directed Study
POS 493Honors Thesis
POS 599Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 325Public Policy Development
POS 492Honors Directed Study
POS 493Honors Thesis
POS 570Politics of Public Policy
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 599Thesis
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 310American National Government
POS 394Special Topics
POS 492Honors Directed Study
POS 493Honors Thesis
POS 599Thesis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
POS 325Public Policy Development
POS 492Honors Directed Study
POS 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 191First-Year Seminar
POS 310American National Government
POS 492Honors Directed Study
POS 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 325Public Policy Development
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 191First-Year Seminar
POS 570Politics of Public Policy
Honors / Awards
  • Outstanding Book in Policing, American Society of Criminology, Division of Policing (for Policing Immigrants, 2018)
  • Outstanding Academic Title, Choice magazine (for Policing Immigrants (coauthor), 2017; and for Shaping Suburbia, 1997)
  • Charles Redd Award for Best Paper on Western Politics presented at the 2010 meeting of the Western Political Science Association (coauthor) 
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Public Policy & Management Fellow, ASU School of Public Affairs

Work History
  • Public Policy Institute of California: Research Fellow (1996-2005), Program Director (2002-2005)
  • Florida International University: Assistant Professor (1994-1996)
Service
  • Chair, Undergraduate Committee, School of Politics and Global Studies (2016-17, 2017-18)
  • Curriculum Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Member (2016-17)
  • Faculty Honors Advisor for Political Science, Barrett Honors College (Jan. 2015-May 2018)
  • Search Committees:  American Political Institutions (2019), Political Economy (2015-16), Comparative Politics (2012), Political Institutions (2010-11)
  • Advisory Committee, School of Politics and Global Studies, Member (2010-11, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2017-18)
  • Best Poster Committee, APSA Public Policy Organized Section, Member (2014-15)
  • Co-Chair, Urban Politics Division, for APSA 2015 Annual Meeting (2014-15)
  • Executive Council, Urban Politics Section, American Political Science Association, Member (2012 - 2014, 2002 - 2003)
  • SPGS Colloquium Committee, Member (2009-10, 2013-14)
  • Urban Affairs Review, Editorial Board Member (2010 - 2013)
  • SPGS Planning & Leadership Committee, Member (2012-13)
  • Graduate Committee, Political Science, Member (2008-09, 2010-11, Spring 2019)
  • ASU Preparing Future Faculty program, Panelist / guest speaker (2010, 2011)
  • Journal of Urban Affairs, Editorial Board member (2007 - 2010)
  • Undergraduate Committee (Political Science), Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Planning committee for interdisciplinary Ph.D. Concentration in Urbanism, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Junior Faculty Colloquium Committee, Member (2006 - 2008)
  • Undergraduate Committee (Political Science), Member (2006-07, 2007-08)
  • Urban Affairs Association, Program Committee for 2007 Annual Meeting (2006-07)
  • State and Local Government Review, Editorial Board member (2004 - 2006)
  • Urban Affairs Association, Program Committee for 2006 annual conferences (2005-06)